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FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 12:00am PDT
fun, if you build it, will they come? staten island has just okayed construction of the world's tallest ferry well. ferris wheel. the 625-foot tall monster will carry 1440 people, and it is set to open in 2015. that said, the drug industry's number one tourist attraction, bill schulz, couldn't wait that long and he hit the streets to talk turkey with the tourists about all things ferris. >> i'm back at times square to talk to the people and find out if this new ferris wheel will illicit boos are on great views. ps, i work for fox news. >> they want to build the world's biggest ferris wheel. it will take 38 minutes to go all the way around. it will have a great view of manhattan. is that something that will make you go to staten island? >> if they had a giant ferris wheel, a big one, i would go to watch it roll off into the water. >> yes. >> why? >> it is the world's biggest ferris wheel. >> there is a sucker out there for every ferris wheel. >> it would have to be more than the fer whys wheel. >> they also go to tvi fridays. >> they have one there too. >> i am not big on ferris
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
down here on staten island. especially the south-facing beaches, badly affected by flooding. particularly on that south shore. hearing reports of hundreds of residents in at least two different neighborhoods that were forced to go to rooftops to escape the rising waters and await emergency help. emergency officials call it a scene out of a war zone. they want people stay put. emergency personnel are coming for you. we also will keep you updated on the conditions on staten island. we have more information through the day. some shocking images to show you. we also want to show you a story developing in queens. the breezy point area. in rockaways, residents dealing with not the storm, but fire, wind, rain. a massive six-alarm blaze breaking overnight there. over 50 homes destroyed by the blaze. 200 firefighters and emergency personnel on the scene. they are also having to move at times through chest-deep water and making it more difficult, houses that are so close together. in fact, abc news' jim dubreuil was on the scene overnight and here's how he described the scene. >> repo
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the island, in the outer boroughs. and that's where we're seeing, now. as we take a look, staten island, badly affected by flooding. one of the hardest-hit areas here, particularly on the south shore. hundreds of reports of residents in at least two different neighborhoods being forced to head to rooftops of buildings to escape the rising floodwaters. one local official called this situation a scene out of a war zone. and information from staten island is only beginning to trickle in. we're going to update all of this as we learn more. there's also stuff here in queens. the breezy point area, the rockaways, where the residents had to deal with rain and wind as well as fires. a six-alarm fire. the new york fire department, saving some 60 homes. 200 firefighters battling this overnight. overnight, something very difficult to fight because of the winds and the houses are closely packed together. abc news' jim debrill was on the scene of the fire in queens. this is what he described. >> reporter: this is a community that lost the most people during 9/11. the firefighters and cons dur
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
-- it looked like a lake but that is where planes to be sitting. >> this is from staten island. it shows the power of the storm surge from sandy. this is a 174, 1,000 ton tanker. it washed into a roadway. it has been more roughly a while -- mile away now. nobody was hurt, but luckily gary >> more examples of the power of the storm. race officials are weighing which races to schedule or a limit. the number is in question -- 26.2 mile route goes through each of the outer boroughs and mostly avoids the area hit hardest by the flooding. half of the runners usually take the staten island ferry to get to the starting line. it may resume service, but some areas may not be operating. still o to get that event under way. >> it will take a while to get everything back to normal. we are looking at 41 degrees. >> we will take a look exit we are keeping an eye on all town alexandria, where the water was rising yesterday. >> john gonzalez joins us live with an update -- some flooding at this point? >> the good news this year -- morning in old town is that floodwaters have receded. the bad news i
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
staten island overnight. and along the jersey shore, the view from the air revealing just how much devastation that popular tourist area suffered. there's worries about leaking fuel in some still-flooded towns. new jersey governor chris christie is promising the area will be rebuilt. he says it won't be the same, though. >>> and further from the east coast, sandy will go down as a massive snowmaker. one ski resort in west virginia reported three feet of mostly heavy, wet snow that was blown by 60-mile-per-hour winds. the weight of the snow was too much for some trees, many of which collapsed across roads, forcing those roads to close. >> the scope is just unbelievable. >>> once again this morning, our broadcast is dedicated to the latest on the storm and its aftermath. >> and so, we begin with abc's mark greenblatt. he's in hard-hit lower manhattan this morning with the latest. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: good morning to you. and most of the lights here in lower manhattan do remain out. but in a sign that life is at least beginning to get back to normal, in just a coupl
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, all of the coastline in staten island, city island, and another patch of the south bronx, battery park city, and stretches of the the west side water front and of the lower east side village in manhattan. there are two maps on display there, which we have and which we're trying to get. which show the areas as zone a, but the bottom line is the other map shows the 76 evacuation centers. if you live in zone a and have not yet evacuated to a safe location out of zone a, it's crucial that you do that as soon as possible. time is running out, if you're not sure if you live in zone a find out by calling 211 or take your map into the zone finder, the zone finder may be slow because we're getting inundated with requests. but we must have some patience. i can't stress enough that this is for your own safety. and that if you refuse to evacuation, you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. everyone must keep in mind, especially those who have not yet left that mass transit service is going to be suspended, tonight the
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
hearing also brooklyn is slowly but surely coming back. what about the bronx, queens, staten island? >> the power outages -- the sustained power outage in new york city is really located in manhattan from midtown south of wall street as well as in certain pockets and different areas in queens as well as in parts of staten island. but it's very, very limited in those areas. the large concentrated area in the bronx is the one with the millions of millions of people right now. >> have you ever experienced anything like this before, joe? >> no. new york city has never experienced anything like this. i said yesterday it was by far the single most devastating event to ever happen to our subway and rail system. i was involved as deputy mayor in new york city on 9/11. it's given me -- i'm having enormous amount of deja vu. what's different though is this is not isolated to the world trade center area and just lower manhattan. it's city wide. the devastation that's happened on long island, that's happened in new jersey, this was massive. >> we're watching by the way, joe, the president of the united
FOX News
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
five burrows of new york city. brooklyn, staten island, the lower end of manhattan, queens and all along these beaches. all mandatory evacuations. a sturgeon is on the way. next map. it's going to come right up through the center of all of this. it's gonna batter into new york city. this is fire irelandal island "island. a storm that cut a government cut a long time ago. dude road in the hamptons, all of this expected to get a sturgeon somewhere between 6 feet and 11 feet. the local emergency managers are telling us it may on 00 high side of that. because we have a combination that never in the history of this region has been seen. and that is a storm coming ashore directly at high tide during a full moon. and truthfully, a 6 to 11-foot sturgeon and all of this is in big trouble as is the subway system in lower manhattan. news is breaking now in new york city as not only we have that crane disaster but also word of a four story apartment building which caught fire and has now collapsed. we're told it's at 14th street and 8th avenue which would be west village meets the chelsey area
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
save lives in new york. boats navigating the swamped streets of staten island across the harbor from manhattan. terrified 3-year-old haley rombey lifted in the arms of safety. the rescues continue. sandy may is taken away these people's homes, but she couldn't take away what they cherish the most. as we speak, rescue crews are still working to get people to safety and they're expected to continue working through the night. now, we spoke to one family and they told me like many other people here that they thought they were prepared for this storm. that family told me they actually took all of their valuables, all of their belongings moved them about four feet off the ground in their home, but the problem is, they got five feet of water inside their house. the cleanup still continuing and the rescues still continuing here in new jersey. diane? >> aisle lex, we will be back with you and those rescuers later in this one-hour broadcast and we have another note about right now. we want you to look at this. sandy is still on the move heading into the center of the country and this is the bi
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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FOX
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
. let me spin around here. this is the ferry station for the staten island ferry, this is where the boats depart from manhattan. on staten island we are told the ferry station there is quote, completely devastated." yesterday, the new york city police department had to make a number of rest cushion in staten island. we are told they used a helicopter to pluck six people off of roof stops. they had to drop a basket, five adults and one child during that emergency evacuation. staten island overall still in very rough condition u. said a moment ago 22 people have died in new york city, seven of those deaths in staten island. one of them an off-duty new york city police officer who died in staten island, he apparently was electrocuted, and possibly the hardest hit location, breezy point, queens. we've heard about the 100 homes destroyed by fire, let's not forget the fact that more than 100 more have suffered extensive flood damage. people were told to evacuate from there, but more than half of them simply refused to do so. and lastly, let me tell you about what is happening across the h
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
city announced plans to build the world's tallest ferris wheel on staten island. it's expected to become a popular tourist attraction for panoramic views. city officials say the wheel will be 190.5 meters tall, more than 25 meters taller than the one in singapore. passengers will take about 38 minutes to go around. the city plans to begin construction of the ride and its surrounding shopping center in 2014. the entire facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. staten island is the least populated of new york cities boroug boroughs. >>> the gaming industry is booming in japan driven by a rapid inside in smart phone users. but it faces a serious shortage of programmers. a maker of game software has organized a programmer contest to find talented people. among the contestants were a handful of high school students. >> reporter: 22 finalists gathered in tokyo for the contest earlier this month. all of them are students. the total prize money is about $13,000. mori is one of three high school students who are taking part. the three are competing against undergraduate and
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am PDT
staten island as you can see quite a change there as well from this storm. and we'll be right back. loating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day >> question t these digestive iss with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >>> and welcome back. those are live pictures of staten island. again, an unbelievable damage in staten island, new york. >>> the damage from sandy is going to cost untold billions of dollars and change the landscape of at least a 45-mile stretch of the jersey shore as well as other areas. the costs are even greater in terms of the life and culture of an iconic part of america. that is never quite going to be the same. nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw joins me from new york. we've seen storms before. you have experienced them close at hand, but this does have the feel of a life-chang
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and $30 billion in lost business. >>> president barack obama is skipping battleground states to visit victims in new jersey. the republican governor often criticizes the president but has praised his handling of sandy's aftermath. meanwhile, mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail today with stops in florida. yesterday he scheduled all events due to accept and instead, collected food and donations for storm relief in kettering, ohio. . >>> and t
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
in clifton, staten island. as many as 1,000 people said to be in danger, plucked off the roof of theirs homes in bergen county. enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york, 50 homes destroyed. another 24 are on fire right this moment. also a transformer explosion through the night. also 360 patients, some of them babies from the nicu, had to evacuate from a major new york hospital. historic flooding to tell you about that's consumed not only manhattan but parts of the northeast. homes are under water and more than 7 million people are in the dark. they've lost power and transportation is at a standstill, could be days until things get back to normal. covering the storm and this story like no other network. it is tuesday, october 30th. and special coverage begins right here on a special edition of "starting point" in the wake of super storm sandy. >>> lots to talk about this morning. first let's start with pictures of that tampger, 700-ton tanker has washed aground. clifton, staten island. these are live pictures. don't know the information about this tanker at this
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 5:30am EDT
same time, the skies cleared a little bit. and then on other side of the bay towards staten island, towards liberty island and jersey we saw the flashes in the air. that was the transformers blowing. i could literally see staten island going dark. i could see areas of jersey going dark. it was just so surreal as the water was moving. i barely made it out of there in time. a lot of people got stranded down there as the water came up very quickly. as far as the winds went, these were the peak winds in the big cities. that's why we have so many downed trees in the suburbs. even higher than this in the 70 mile per hour range. long island had the highest gusts. islip at 90. one of the highest ones we've seen. it's still a breezy, windy morning. not even half as bad as what we dealt with yesterday afternoon and evening. we still have gusts out there of 23 in philadelphia. 38 in new york. i don't think we'll get much more damage from the winds during the day to day. there could be always the danger of a couple tree limbs that came loose yesterday falling down. that will be the biggest concern. win
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
evacuations are underway in zone a areas, including staten island and the rock aways. let's bring in meteorologist chad myers to talk about zone a, a lot of folks maybe don't even know they live in zone a, mayor bloomberg making it very serious, saying we're cutting off hot water and heat in those areas. there's the jfk then we start battery park city, all the way up manhattan and up the hudson to the east river here. we're talking just up the east river and downa little farther is the red book, these are all the low-lying areas that will be inundated with the expected surge and then across staten island. watch your stuff there, and there, even with zone a. >>> we're only showing thatborouthat bur bourough threw, there's going to be evacuations from new jersey as well. we just don't have them plotted on there. if you know that you live less than 10 feet above sea level in the new york metro area, connecticut, long island, new york city, hoboken, you need us to get out of there. it's just that simple. because that's how high the water is going to be. >> that staten island ferry stops
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
staten island. on the phone from the brooklyn part of that district tonight. good to talk to you, congressman, certainly not under these circumstances, though. obviously, i know have you been on the ground much of the day visiting your district, talking to residents. how are things? >> people are devastated. obviously, we've had significant loss of life, which, you know, devastates a community. and, of course, the damage is much greater than anyone anticipated. it really is a surreal scene to see very large boats in the middle of your block, in front of your house, cars, displaced and on people's lawns that came in with the waves and homes literally being ripped right out from the foundation. there is nothing. they look like -- they look like lots with debris all over them. again, something would you expect in a movie scene. >> one of the things that shocked us is when a hospital lost power and had to evacuate patients. the richmond medical center, i know you were there. there were questions about power. they have been running ognjen rater for nearly a day. are they going to be a
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00am EDT
second story outfront, sandy devastates staten island. that borough has seen some of the worst damage in new york. six people killed there. two residents died in the cottonville section when two homes completely ripped from their foundations. shelters and hospitals lost power at the height of the storm. michael grim, part of his district in staten island. on the phone from the brooklyn part of that district tonight. good to talk to you, congressman, certainly not under these circumstances, though. obviously, i know have you been on the ground much of the day visiting your district, talking to residents. how are things? >> people are devastated. obviously, we've had significant loss of life, which, you know, devastates a community. and, of course, the damage is much greater than anyone anticipated. it really is a surreal scene to see very large boats in the middle of your block, in front of your house, cars, displaced and on people's lawns that came in with the waves and homes literally being ripped right out from the foundation. there is nothing. they look like -- they look like lots wit
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hour still had enough strength to manhattan with a record storm surged, pushing the n to a staten island street. new york city subways are also wonder several feet of water. >> our resources are ready to clean this up. a crane collapsed and is 0 stories above8 the street. a major hospital was evacuated backup generator sale. more than 50 homes were destroyed when two fires sparked in rockaway. >> there was a boat with us, we in in the boat and got there. firefighters rescued dozens e trapped using that boat. in new jersey family's retract in their flooded homes. >> we're trying to save as many lives as it is possible to save. snow is falling in multiple states. and millions are now without power throughout the region, including all of manhattan, south the 34th street. it could be a week before the area fully recovers. we did learn that the new york may reopennge tomorrow. >> back to you. storm.onger a tropical but the storm is still capable of lots of damage. this on how long we feeling the effects of sandy. feeling it for the the week in terms of flooding. feel pretty comfortable
Univision
Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. pero. y nunca la pidiÓ. y no nunca. >>> no sabÍa. nadie sabÍa. >>> en staten island new york. blanca rosa vilches univisiÓn. >>> las fuerzas rebeldes de syria dijeron hoy, que lograron avances tras fehr zos batallas para el control de ale po la ciudad mÁs grande de ese paigs. el anuncio se hizo concediendo con la decisiÓn del rÉgimen, por alto al fuego por el inicio de la celebraciÓn musulmana llamada fiesta del sacrificio, que comienza maÑana. >>> precisamente miles de musulmanes de todo el mundo participan en preparativos de los festejos, uno de los importantes del islamismo vestidos de blanco, cientos de miles de hombres y mujeres. se preparan para la peregrinaciÓn anual, a la ciudad santa de la meca. en una celda de ciudad de vaticano. que se le otorgue un perdÓn si paolo ga brie le se arrepiento y luego se lo pide al papa. >>> la tripulaciÓn estÁ compuesta por 2 rusos y un estadounidense se sumaron a otros 3 que habÍa en la estaciÓn orbital. viajaron 32 peces para determinar de que modo afectan a los organismos vivientes. >>> y estados afectados por el brote de menin
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
never worked so well. >>> our second story "outfront." sandy devastates staten island. that burrow of new york city has seen some of the worst damage in new york. six people were killed there. two residents died in the tottenville section when two homes were ripped from their foundations. shelters and hospitals lost power. congressman michael grimm, part of his district is in staten island and he's on the phone from the brook rain lynn part of the district. good to talk to you, certainly not under these circumstances. obviously you've been on the ground talking to residents. how are things? >> people are devastated. obviously, we've had significant loss of life, which, you know, devastates a community. and, of course, the damage is much greater than anyone anticipated. it really is a surreal scene to see very large boats, you know, in the middle of your block, in front of your house, cars displaced on people's lawns that just came with the waves. and homes literally being ripped right out from the foundation. there's nothing. they look like -- they look like lots with debris over t
Univision
Oct 28, 2012 11:35pm PDT
desde el patio de su casa en staten island en nueva york, como dice ella que sandy está lejos de las costas del estado. >>> disculpeme, tengo un acceso de tos, pausa y ya regresamos con más ♪. ♪. >>> acostumbra usted a fumar dentro de su auto mientras conduce, un nuevo estudio indica que los niveles de contaminación dentro de vehículos de fumadores excede el nivel de contaminación permitido por la organización mundial de la salud >>> baja la ventana no es una opción. >>> es un hábito común, pero muy pocos están concientes del peligro de fumar. >>> es que no se pueden diseminar fácilmente. >>> hay más de 4 mil químicos conocidos dentro de un cigarro, y si cree que bajar la ventana es una opción, está equivocado, porque en cada metro cúbico hay 85 microgramos de estas moléculas, lo tolerado por la organización mundial de la salud es apenas 25 microgramos. >>> los países proponen legislación para impedir que se fume dentro de un vehículo, pero no todos están de acuerdo. >>> si fuman dentro de su automóvil y n o tienen niños pequeños, que hagan lo que quieran.
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
your money. this is from the surveillance camera. as we go toward staten island, look at thetion. i don't know how that came about but that's what they have in new york city. they went to bed last night with a blackout. we'll be right back. >>> in tonight's consumer alert, believe it or not there is a silver lining in sandy's wake. experts aren't predicting a big spike in the pumps at the pump. sandy's path did not affect the refineries in the gulf as much. >>> and if you were lucky enough top ride out the storm with power, chances are you watched a few movies. viewership doubled on the east coast. >>> all right. families without power tonight are wondering whether they will have food when the power comes back on. we'll break down what you need to know to stay safe in your home tonight. >>> entire neighborhoods have been flooded. >> abc2 news cheryl conner has been riding out the storm. the water is pulling back. >> reporter: we're starting to return to the life that we know on kent island many we can now drive across the bay bridge. that's number one. it opened at 9:00 this morning
Univision
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
sandy, y vamos staten island, una pequeÑa isla que pasa momentos difÍciles. >>> tres dÍas despuÉs de la llegada de sandy las labores de rescate de vÍctimas no ceso. hoy se intensifico la bÚsqueda de lo que se teme que sea el cadÁver de dos criaturas. >>> fue una ola tan inmensa que se llevÓ a la seÑora. >>> los niÑos se encontraban con su madre dentro de esta camioneta que fue arrastrada. el lamentable estado en el que quedÓ da la idea de lo que paso. >>> no hubo tiempo de sacar los niÑos. >>> en este mismo vecindario lograron l rescatar a vecinos. los helicÓpteros llevan el nÚmero 23 en homenaje a los policÍas que perecieron en el 2001 tras los atentados. laurentina ponce regresÓ a su casa luego de haber sido evacuada. >>> quÉ pasÓ dije, no puedo abrir, y ya estaba aquÍ. >>> hasta dÓnde llegaba el agua? >>> si me quedo acÁ me tapa el agua. >>> ella encontrÓ inhabitable, pero tambiÉn ladrones se llevaron cosas. >>> no creo que una gente que pasa por esta situaciÓn se aprovechen de uno, y los vecinos tambiÉn le robaron muchas cosas como laptops, hasta plata. >>> l
Univision
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
anoche, que ni los carros, ni los banches se veían. >>> staten island vio el ingreso de un barco de 700 toneladas, provocando apagones, los pacientes de este hospital fueron trasladados en medio de la tormenta, porque los generadores no funcionaron y centenares estuvieron en ascuas cuando una parte de esta grua cayó por le fuerte viento >>> sintonizamos un radio que tenemos de dinamo para escuchar las noticias y el viento estaba bastante fuerte, muy fuerte, entonces, bajamos las cortinas. >>> la fachada de un edificio antiguo en manhattan también se cayó, pero no hubo heridos, el alcalde de nueva york, michael bloomberg dice que un tercio de la población está sin energía eléctrica. >>> el alcalde de nueva york, michael bloomberg acaba de terminar una conferencia y dijo que hizo n recorrido por las zonas más devastadas y dijo que lo que ha visto en nueva york le recuerda las escenas que vio después de la segunda guerra mundial, muchas personas estamos de acuerdo con el alcalde de nueva york, michael bloomberg de acuerdo a su apreciación de lo que ha visto, sobre lo que ha p
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
desperate hours since sandy hit. last night, new york police helicopters air lifted staten island residents off their roof. up and down the jersey shore, scenes of devastation. house after house, crumpled to bits. and for many, stranded here in hoboken, there's no relief in sight. and diane, i'm standing in what's supposed to be a busy intersection. if you look around, as far as the eye can see, nothing but water. and of course, for the people that live here, the urgency is only growing. diane? >> thank you, alex. and these rescue scenes bring us to an update, the ones you saw in alex's report, because they include some heroes of the storm you have met before. as sandy crashed into new york, i went to meet with the nypd's scuba rescue team and they are preparing to brave 20-foot waves in the dark of the night to help anyone in trouble, but they tell me today they did not have to rescue a single new yorker in the waters, so, they boarded those rescue helicopters. they were there, air lifting people off the rooftops in staten island. a grateful city thanking them tonight. >>> and, how about t
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am EDT
. dramatic rooftops rescues in hard-hit areas like staten island, new york. new york city subways remain shut down for a second day because of massive flooding. new york not the only place struggling to recover from a monster storm that is blamed for 55 deaths. ohio feeling the sheer force of sandy did. this powerful storm knocked down tes, snapping power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of folks in the dark there. that is drop this the bucket compared to more than eight million who have no power. at the height of the storm. some as far away as michigan. a big chunk of the outages in new york. check out incredible video from huntington, long island. you can see as sandy rip as massive tree out right by the roots. this monster storm also changing the landscape of an rye conic part of new jersey, washing away parts of the jersey shore. look at that. a roller-coaster in the ocean now. before-and-after pictures of seaside heights. governor chris christie toured the area. he described the damage as unthinkable. >> literally the boardwalk at seaside heights is washed into the ocean.
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
. let me tell you about staten island. we are told that the staten island ferry station which commuters as well as tourists use completely devastated, we are told, on the staten island side. and also significant damage across the hudson in the city of hoboken which is directory across from -- directly across from manhattan. as many as 20,000 people want to be evacuated. we are told that they are in desperate need of a number of things including food, generators as well as emergency craft such as rafts in order to help rescue those trapped in their homes. jon? jon: and, you know, with all this flooding, it's hard or to bring the power back on. what's the situation when it comes to power? >> reporter: oh, the crews are working feverishly over here to my left, you can see con ed trucks, three of them here, there are con ed trucks, and that's the utility that covers manhattan all throughout the city. they are going to be working for weeks, if not months restoring the damage that has been done. in total in new york state there are some two million people without power, hundreds and hundreds
CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the hudson river as well as the verazzano bridge that connects brooklyn and staten island. manhattan literally is now an island. there is also now the concern that conedison the local utility has raise that had they may have to do preemptive power outages, if it looks like some of the low-lying areas are going to flood to protect the underground equipment. they would do power outages, so so much for the utility of having utilities and elect call wires under a ground. that can be an issue as well when storm surges rise. we'll be back with more as our special coverage goes on. guys, back to you. >> thank you so much, scott. that's why we have so many issues with the exchange. that's the neighborhood where the new york stock exchange is. back to the dramatic picture in midtown manhattan, a construction hanging from a skyscraper. robert frank is live in new york city with more on that. robert? >> reporter: thanks, guys. well, i'm standing on 57th and 8th, just a couple of blocks from where this crane is hanging like a giant sword over midtown manhattan. here's what we know so far. at app
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm EDT
video over staten island, new jersey where what appears to be a barge or a tanker ship has come aground -- or just sort of washed ashore there on staten island as we look -- as the president and governor christie tour the area. this is from chopper 4 which is wnbc's helicopter. >>> there is president obama meeting in new jersey with the governor, chris christie. he just got together with him a few moments ago. the president, as i mentioned, touring the most heavily damaged areas of the state right now along the coastline. some 61 people have been killed by hurricane sandy, most in new york and new jersey. 6.1 million customers remain without power. more than 19,000 airplane flights have been canceled because of the storm with more expected. >>> newark and jfk airports have reopened to limited service today. laguardia and teterboro remain closed. governor cuomo says we can expect limited subway service to be restored tomorrow. long island railroad and metro north railroad service is going to begin in some sort of limited fashion at roughly 2:00 p.m. today and some of new jersey t
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